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Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
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  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours
  • Ales & Whales with Alaska Shore Tours


Ales & Whales


5 Hour Duration

2 hours whale watching & 1 hour at the brewery

Wildlife Viewing

Opportunities to see Humpbacks, Orcas, Sea Lions, & more!

Transportation Provided

Pickup and drop off right next to the cruise ship dock

Beer at Alaskan Brewing Co.

Beer flight included; food & souvenirs available for purchase

What better way to spend your day in Juneau than viewing wildlife and drinking award-winning Alaskan beers? If you agree, then the Ales & Whales tour is for you! Enjoy gorgeous panoramic views as you cruise around Auke Bay in search of whales! Your naturalist guide shares a wealth of information with you along the way. When the whale watching tour concludes, the fun continues as you head to the famous Alaskan Brewing Company! All of their beer is brewed and bottled right at this facility, and you’ll have a choice between twenty delicious brews for your flight samples. Relax and hang out in the tasting room, purchase additional beer, food, or souvenirs as you wish! This shore excursion is among the best whale watching tours in Juneau Alaska for those looking to enjoy two of Juneau’s main attractions – Ales & Whales!

Beginning with a convenient pickup in front of the Mt. Roberts Tramway, your friendly guide will point you to your bus for transportation to Auke Bay. En route to the harbor, your driver shares their local knowledge about Alaska’s capital city. Then, it’s time to board the whale watching boat that features a comfortable, heated cabin, large viewing windows, and a spacious deck. When the captain spots a whale, the boat slows so you can get to the perfect spot to see that magnificent whale tail or be lucky enough to see a whale breach! Your onboard naturalist guide is both entertaining and informative, making this Ales & Whales excursion fun and educational! There’s more wildlife to be spotted here besides whales, so keep your eyes out for sea lions, porpoises, and bald eagles! Next, kick back and enjoy your beer flight at the honored Alaskan brewing Co. that has been operating since 1986. It’s the perfect way to end whale watching tours in Juneau Alaska!


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Food & Drink, Town Tours, Wildlife Viewing


5 hours

Adult Rate


Minimum Age

Guests must be at least 21-years-old with valid ID.


This tour is rated 'Easy' in regards to activity level. There are a few steps to get in and out of the bus as well as a rugged dock a maximum of 300 yards to get to the boat., Please contact us in advance if you require assistance and we will do our best to accommodate!

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 14-days before your tour for a refund, less any non-refundable fees., If for any reason the tour is canceled (due to unpermitting weather, for example), or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund minus any non-refundable fees.

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    Is there a restroom on board the boat?

    Answer: Yes, there is a small restroom on board the boat and also an opportunity before leaving at Auke Bay Harbor. We certainly recommend using the facilities at Auke Bay before leaving, as the onboard restrooms are quite small.

    Are refreshments available?

    Answer: There is a very light snack and water available onboard the whale watching boat. A beer flight is included and food is available for purchase at the brewery.

    How many people are on this tour?

    Answer: There are two different boats used for this tour. The enclosed jet boats seat up to 28 people, and the larger catamarans can accommodate up to 49 people (if the tour is at full capacity). There is no way to request or know in advance which boat will be used for your departure.

    What should I wear/bring?

    Answer: This tour operates rain or shine, and rain is common as we lie in a temperate rainforest! For comfort, we typically recommend long pants, closed-toed shoes and a waterproof jacket. Some guests choose to bring a small bag or backpack along to store extra layers, a bottle of water and cameras. A valid ID is required for this tour.

    What if our ship is delayed or doesn't make it into port? Refund?

    Answer: It's very rare that a ship is delayed into port, but in those cases we will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, we will refund you.

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